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For the version in Plants vs. Zombies 2, see Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur.

Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur is a triassic legendary zombie card in Plants vs. Zombies Heroes and a member of the PvZH Brainy IconBrainy class. It costs 7BrainPvZH to play and has 6StrengthPvZH/7HeartPvZH. It has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, and its Dino-Roar ability makes a random history zombie on a random lane.

Origins

It is based on the Zombot in Plants vs. Zombies 2 with the same name and appearance.

Its description references its ability to summon dinosaurs in Plants vs. Zombies 2, as well as being able to make the dinosaurs in this game, which are all history zombies, excluding it. The second sentence is a reference to the fact that there are four dinosaurs in this game excluding it.

Statistics

  • Class: Brainy
  • Tribes: Science Pet Zombie
  • Trait: PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye
  • Ability: Dino-Roar: Make a random History zombie in a random lane.
  • Set - Rarity: Triassic - Legendary

Card description

What's better than a dinosaur? A gigantic, metal, laser monster that gates in four more dinosaurs.

Update history

Update 1.24.6

  • Added to the game.

Update 1.26.3

  • Strength change: 4StrengthPvZH → 6StrengthPvZH

Strategies

With

Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur has average stats for a card that costs 7 brains, but 6StrengthPvZH/7HeartPvZH is enough for it to live through several late-game rounds. It also has the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait, allowing it to serve as a powerful PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye attacker. However, its ability is the truly interesting part. There are several strong history zombies in the game, like Mondo Bronto, Undying Pharaoh, and Knight of the Living Dead, and none of the history zombies are particularly weak, or at least completely useless (except Valkyrie who will just be like a Wall-Nut without Team-Up since her ability activates in your hand). Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur is also in the Brainy class, the class specialized in drawing cards. This means that you do not need to play as a specific hero to use Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur well; all Brainy heroes are able to do so.

Also, take note that if Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur makes a zombie on the aquatic lane, it will always be Mondo Bronto due to it being the only history zombie with the Amphibious trait.

However, Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur's ability itself is not as strong as you think. While the idea of making other Dino-Roar or strong history zombies sounds good, Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur being a late-game play renders many history zombies, and even other Dino-Roar zombies weak, as many are either early to mid-game cards or require setup for a few turns. Its Dino-Roar ability makes zombies, which means that some zombies like Jurassic Fossilhead, Chum Champion, and Valkyrie are weak or useless. Also, unlike other Dino-Roar abilities that can activate as long as you have card draw, Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur's ability becomes much less useful, useless, or even hindering once you set up your defenses properly.

Fortunately, there are many support cards that help mitigate its cons. You can play Cryo-Brain to play Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur earlier so that the history zombies have a higher chance to survive, and bonus attack cards like Lurch for Lunch, Mustache Monument, and Gadget Scientist to put its trait to good use. Parasol Zombie protects Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur from plant tricks. As for the other classes, the PvZH Beastly IconBeastly and PvZH Hearty IconHearty classes have boosting tricks that can improve the stats of Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur and the history zombies made, but Hearty is better at that aspect as its boosting tricks affect multiple zombies at once, and also has access to Stompadon, which can assist Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur while in your hand. The PvZH Crazy IconCrazy class has access to Unlife of the Party which benefits from Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur's ability, and Final Mission in case you don't think the history zombie will be good in this match. And finally, the PvZH Sneaky IconSneaky class can give Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur the PvZH Strikethrough IconStrikethrough trait to guarantee a hit to your opponent, or the PvZH Deadly IconDeadly trait to make an exchange at the very least for the few plants it cannot destroy.

Against

Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur's stats can be threatening. Its strength is high and the PvZH Truestrike IconBullseye trait is troublesome, especially if you cannot stop it from hitting you. The PvZH Mega-Grow IconMega-Grow and PvZH Guardian IconGuardian classes have high-health plants and moving cards to prevent Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur from hitting you, while the other class have heavy damage, stat-degrading, or instant-kill cards that can stop it for good. As for its health, you will need to set up, because 7 health is not a low amount for most, if not all plants.

You must also beware of its Dino-Roar ability, which your opponent can easily activate due to the Brainy class' specialty in card draw. While most history zombies won't be particularly threatening by turns 7 and later, they will prevent most plants from hitting your opponent and deteriorate your defenses. You could play Dark Matter Dragonfruit, Brainana, or swarm Forget-Me-Nuts to prevent your opponent from playing tricks that draw or Conjure cards, but they can't stop your opponent from gaining cards with zombie abilities and at the start of every turn.

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Trivia

  • Unlike its counterpart in Plants vs. Zombies 2, Zombot Dinotronic Mechasaur is seen with Tyrannosaurus-like arms connected to the neck to make it look more like a body. It is also covered in what seems to be moss and dirt.
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Uncommon
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Token Cards Zom-Bats
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Superpowers Carried Away · Shrink Ray · Eureka · Witch's Familiar · Terror-Former 10,000 · Cut Down to Size · Summoning · Telepathy · Iron Boarder · Teleportation Station
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Heroes Electric Boogaloo · Impfinity · Professor Brainstorm · Z-Mech
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Common Baseball Zombie · Rolling Stone · Conehead · Team Mascot · Medic
Uncommon
Premium Arm Wrestler · Camel Crossing · Flag Zombie · Terrify · Trash Can Zombie · Buckethead · Ra Zombie
Galactic Cone Zone · Celestial Custodian · Screen Door Zombie
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Common Imp · Mini-Ninja · Smoke Bomb · Fishy Imp · Smelly Zombie
Uncommon
Premium Headstone Carver · Zombie Chicken · Hot Dog Imp · Swashbuckler Zombie · Backyard Bounce · Stealthy Imp · Firefighter
Galactic Graveyard · Ice Pirate · Frosty Mustache
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Super-Rare
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Superpowers Flick-a-Plant · Get Well · Motivate